Pittsburgh Web Design
I have been working with websites for most of my life, but have only been getting compensated for it since 2004. I've been fortunate enough to be a part of web design and development projects for many great businesses ranging from small Pittsburgh based mom-and-pop shops to Fortune 500 companies.
Good web design isn't about fancy gadgets, vanilla stock photography or trendy fads. It's about communication and building brand integrity. Thus, I take a fully immersive approach to your online presence by creating a clean and easy to use website, optimizing your website for search engines, taking professional photos of your business, managing your social media, overseeing email marketing campaigns, creating an e-commerce shopping cart to sell your product, and branding your company in a truly unique way. To find out more about me and what I can do for you and your business, check out my portfolio, or get a hold of me via email.
Drew Nelson Skill Set
CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION
GRAPHIC / PRINT DESIGN
Drew Nelson Bio
I'm based in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, and graduated from Saint Vincent College with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Information Technology. I would like to think of myself as both left and right brained. I appreciate the complexity of well written code behind the scenes, as well as the elements that go into designing an aesthetically pleasing and easy to use website.
Apart from web design, I like traveling, playing soccer & baseball, trying food I can't pronounce, and rambling about how much I love brewing and drinking craft beer.
Drew Nelson Portrait
Vision Creative Solutions
Vintage Estate Wine and Beer
Content Management System
To your left you will find a handful of projects (assuming you have 6 fingers) I have worked on in recent years. All websites are built with w3c web standards in mind, resulting in SEO friendly XHTML and CSS. Wordpress is my CMS of choice, and Magento my favorite e-commerce platform. If you would like to see more of my work, please feel free to ask.
A portfolio project I worked on for my former employer Vision Creative Solutions. I was able to get pretty creative with this one, and put a lot of slick jQuery functionality into the site. The site was designed and built from scratch using PHP, Flash Animation, CSS, and HTML5.
I always refer to Vintage Estate Beer and Wine as "My happy place." They were named the Best Beer Retailer in the world in 2010 by Ratebeer.com. Had a great time designing this website, and became friends with the owners in the process. All of the photography on the site was taken by me. I also created the site for their annual beerfest in Boardman, OH, The Big Tap In.
Digital Photography started off as a hobby for me, but recently I have been taking it a bit more seriously. I mostly take pictures of businesses for their websites, animals, craft beer, people, and Pittsburgh's amazing skyline. On that note the picture used for the background of this site is available for purchase as a panoramic canvas, as well as any of the Pittsburgh photos you see. Click here to see what the panoramic looks like hung up.